Research and evaluation at Anglicare Victoria
Anglicare Victoria carries out internally led research and service evaluation projects, and at times facilitates universities, Government and other stakeholders sampling our clients, staff, volunteers and/or service data as part of external research and service evaluation projects.
All proposed research and service evaluations, internal and external, must undergo a process of ethical review prior to being authorised by Anglicare Victoria executive management. In accordance with National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines, this ethical review may comprise a process of managerial assessment within Anglicare Victoria – for low-risk, anonymised, service evaluation projects only – or review by a formally constituted human research ethics committee (HREC) in addition to the process of managerial assessment within Anglicare Victoria.
Proposed research and service evaluation projects – where these involve data that is not anonymous and/or greater than low risk to participants – will not receive managerial approval without ethical clearance having been granted by a human research ethics committee (HREC).
This clearance may be from the Anglicare Victoria Research Ethics Committee (AVREC), or from another formally constituted HREC – such as one provided by a university.
From 2018, AVREC has suspended its capacity to receive applications for research and service evaluation projects where these do not involve Anglicare Victoria clients, staff, volunteers and/or service data.
If you wish to sample Anglicare Victoria clients, staff, volunteers and/or service data for a research or service evaluation project, please contact David Giles on email@example.com
If you would like to give feedback, including complaints, in regard to research or evaluation activities facilitated, participated in or approved by Anglicare Victoria or the Anglicare Victoria Research Ethics Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online form at https://www.anglicarevic.org.au/contact-us/complaints-compliments/ . Any complaints will be managed in accordance with our complaints management process. More information on this process can be requested at email@example.com, or by calling 03 9412 6133.